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Sory Sanle: Volta Photo 1965–85

Sory Sanle: Volta Photo 1965–85

Ibrahima Sory Sanle (b. 1943) started his photographic career in Bobo-Dioulasso in 1960, the year his country (now Burkina Faso) gained independence from France. Sanle opened his Volta Photo portrait studio in 1965 and, working with his Rolleiflex twin lens medium format camera, Volta Photo was soon recognised as the finest studio in the city. Voltaic photography’s unsung golden age…
Billy Name: The Silver Age: Black and White Photographs from Andy Warhol’s Factory

Billy Name: The Silver Age: Black and White Photographs from Andy Warhol’s Factory

This breathtaking tome is the definitive and comprehensive collection of Billy Name’s black-and-white photographs from Warhol’s Factory. Name’s photographs from this period (1964–68) are one of the most important photographic documents of any single artist in history. Name lived in a tiny closet at the Factory. He was responsible for the legendary “silverizing” of the space using aluminum paint and…
Disco: The Bill Bernstein Photographs

Disco: The Bill Bernstein Photographs

Containing many previously unpublished photographs, Disco takes the viewer on an access-all-areas tour of late-’70s New York nightlife. “Who were these people of the night … ? It was the Posers. The Watchers. The Posers watching other Posers watching the Watchers, watching the Dancers, watching themselves.” Bill Bernstein’s eye was drawn to the characters that lived for the night, rather…
Muhammad Ali: Fighter’s Heaven 1974

Muhammad Ali: Fighter’s Heaven 1974

In October 1974, Muhammad Ali attempted to regain the world heavyweight boxing championship title that was stripped from him when he refused the Vietnam draft seven years earlier. He faced the brutal, undefeated George Foreman in Zaire, Africa, the fight he had dubbed “The Rumble in The Jungle.” Only weeks before, on August 11–12, photographer Peter Angelo Simon was invited…